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Obituary for Herman "Boosie" Curtis
On Tuesday morning, February 5, 2019, God in His infinite wisdom, called from an earthly labor, to a heavenly reward, our beloved, TRUSTEE HERMAN ALEXANDER CURTIS, 81, of 19412 Manson Church Road, McKenney, Virginia, at St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Virginia. He was born on February 13, 1937 to the late General Lee Curtis and the late Frances Dorothy Johnson Curtis in Dinwiddie County, Virginia and was affectionately known as “Boosie”. Herman attended schools in the Dinwiddie County School System and was a graduate of Southside High School. Upon graduation, Herman served in the United States Air Force prior to starting his own business as a drywall contractor. He owned and operated Curtis Drywall Construction Company for over 40 years until retiring. He later was employed as a driver for N & S Transportation from which he also retired to focus on his favored hobbies of gardening and hunting. At an early age, Herman confessed Christ and joined the Shiloh Baptist Church, Dinwiddie where he later served as a Trustee, a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Transportation Ministry and in any other capacity where he was needed at the church. In the community, Herman was a very active member in many organizations to include the McKenney Bucks Baseball Team (Manager), the Benedict Civic Club and the Westside Hunting Club. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him dearly. Herman was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruby H. Curtis; two brothers, George Curtis and James “Jim” Willis Lee Curtis; three sisters-in-laws, Judith “Arletha” Curtis, Gerri Curtis and Lillian Curtis; one nephew, James Otis Jerome “Poochie” Curtis; two brothers-in-laws, Rudolph Harrison and Allen Harrison and one adopted brother, John C. Stewart. His faithfulness to his family and friends has truly left a rich legacy of memories for all to cherish. He leaves to carry on that legacy his son, Wyatt R. Curtis, Sr. (Vickie) of Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Toni D. Wynn (Rev. Thomas L. Wynn, Jr.) and son, Brendan L. Gholson, all of McKenney; one god-daughter, Lisa Campbell of Dinwiddie; one god-son, Ca’Lique Robinson of Lawrenceville; six grandchildren, Devyn, Wyatt Jr., Raven, Trey, Skye and Brendan Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Phoenix and Wahayla; one sister, Dorothy J. Ragsdale of McKenney; two brothers-in-laws, Naraze Harrison (Gladys) of Washington D.C., Curtis Harrison of Pittsburgh, PA; a devoted nephew, William Andre’ Curtis and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, to include Alma Wynn, Thomas Wynn, Sr., Amos Wingfield and Harry Smith. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, McKenney, with Rev. David L. Banks, Sr. officiating.